REL sums up this week’s biggest story, the departure of Jason Strange to a full time post with the WRU, in his article: Local Boy Made Very Good.

Season tickets
The season tickets were due for delivery today (Monday 29th June) so Alan Gall will be in the clubhouse on Thursday 2nd July to start selling them. If you have a rolling standing order you can collect your ticket however if you haven't collected it by mid-August Alan will post it out to you.

If you would like to set up a standing order or pay by internet banking let Alan know and he’ll send you the details.

Coaching changes
Nigel Davies, a son of Stradey who has coached the Scarlets, Gloucester and Wales, was appointed this week as Ebbw’s new Head Coach, following the departure of our local hero Jason Strange who takes up a coaching post with the WRU.
Read all about these stories in the news archive.

New kit
Wondering what the boys will be wearing for 2015-16? Wonder no longer… it’s here!

August friendlies
August 15th Moseley (away) 2:30 pm
Auguest 22nd Pontypool (away) 2:30 pm
August 28th London Welsh (home) 7:30pm
We are very grateful to 
our friends at Ebbw Vale Cricket Club and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council for making it possible for us to host this prestigious fixture.

Finally, the Fosters National Sevens will take place at Cardiff Arms Park on August 30th.

Squad 2015-16: the story so far
Players who have re-signed for the Steelmen
Full back: Craig Duncan, Dan Haymond.
Wing: Ryan Gardiner, Tom Watkins, Owen WIlliams.
Centre: Jordan Howells, Adam Jones, Nathan Preece.
Outside half: Dai Langdon, Iain Smerdon
Scrum half: Chris Thomas.

Prop: Ross Jones, Luke Leddington, Gethin Robinson, Rob Sevenoaks.
Hooker: Joe Franchi, Rhys Francis, Mathew Williams.
Second row: Joe Bartlett, Damien Hudd, Josh Jacas, Ashley Sweet.
Back row: Rhys Clarke, Ronny Kynes, Cameron Reagan.

New signings
Full back/wing: Chris Levesley (Cardiff Met), Steffan Jones (Bristol University)
Centre: Dominic Franchi (Newport)
Prop: Ian George (Newbridge)
Back row: Luke Crocker (Pontypridd), Ethan Doyle (Old Redcliffians)

Dragons Academy
Full back/wing: Jarrod Rosser
Centre: Patric Lewis
Prop: Keegan Bale
Back row: Harrison Keddie

Confirmed departures
Carl Meyer (Newport Gwent Dragons)
Dai Jones (Bedwas)
Wes Cunliffe, Spencer Gibson, John Lavender (Newport)
Rhys Downes, Gareth Williams (Merthyr)
Gareth Rusby-Davies (Pontypool)

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